Athletic News

Clinton, Mississippi- October 4, 2014- The Southwestern Assemblies of God (SAGU) men’s and women’s cross country team made the long trip to Clinton, MS to compete at the Mississippi College Watson Ford Invitational.  The Lady Lions came in 16th out of 22 teams and the Lions finished 13th out of 24 teams.  MississippiCollegeThe Lady Lions take time to pray before competing at Mississippi College

The meet included 10 NCAA Division I teams, 8 NCAA Division II teams, 6 NCAA Division III teams and 5 NAIA colleges and Universities were represented.

“The competition level was stout at this meet.  It was by far the largest race that the Lions have faced all season,” explains Head Coach Jason Covarrubius . 

The women’s team ran a 6K this week.  Sophomore captain Destiny Garza finished 25th overall out of 164 runners.  Garza finished with a time of 25:10:38.  Out of all DII, DIII and NAIA schools she finished 14th.  Kelly Cook wasn’t far behind Garza, she crossed the line in 33rd place with a time of 25:47.71. 

For the men’s team freshman Gabriel Price finished 29th out of a field of 169 runners with a time of 28:11.59.  Sophomore Jose Campos finished 64th (29:15.19), Gerard “Jerry” Nava crossed the finish line two seconds later in 67th place (29:19.22) and Brad Beimler finished in 70th place with a time of 29:32.13. 

On Saturday, October 11, 2014 the Lions will travel to Oklahoma Baptist University for the Sooner Athletic Conference preview meet. 

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927 and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.eduor by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

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